North American Physical Geography

Guess these answers that pertain to the physical geography of North America.
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Last updated: January 19, 2015
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Hint
Answer
Longest river
Mississippi - Missouri
Body of water the above
flows into
Gulf of Mexico
Lowest point
Death Valley
Biggest lakes
Superior
Huron
Michigan
Great Bear
Great Slave
Erie
Winnipeg
Ontario
Nicaragua
Hint
Answer
Longest mountain range
The Rockies
Tallest mountains
Mount McKinley
Mount Logan
Pico de Orizaba
Low-lying region of Nevada and Utah
Great Basin
Vast prairie regions
Great Plains
Rocky region that spans Eastern Canada
Canadian Shield
Major Mexican peninsulas
Baja California
Yucatan
Ocean sound near Seattle
Puget Sound
Term for a Louisiana swamp
Bayou
Largest island (not counting Greenland)
Baffin Island
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Level 86
Jan 20, 2015
Orizaba took me a while to get right. They say Spanish is spelled like it sounds, but I think that only works if you know what Spanish vowels sound like!
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Level 73
Jan 21, 2015
Also accept Badwater?
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Level 59
Jul 20, 2015
Do you mean this Badwater? https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Badwater Nah, jk. Badwater is a low-lying region, the lowest in North America, but it doesn't span Nevada or Utah.
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Level 82
Jul 20, 2015
He means for the lowest point question, not the low lying region question. Badwater is an area within Death Valley. It is the lowest point in North America and technically is a more correct answer than just Death Valley. Probably should also be accepted.
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Level 59
Jul 21, 2015
@pctjunkie I forgot about the lowest point question, in that case you're right.
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Level 77
Jan 21, 2015
A bayou is not another name for a swamp. Many swamps have bayous in them. A bayou is a body of water shaped like a river that can flow in either direction, influenced by tides and other factors. Often a swamp contains a bayou of the same name, but they are not the same thing. Great quizzes, but these buggers are hard!
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Level 78
Jul 20, 2015
Agree. Bayous may be marshy or located in a marsh, but they are not the same thing as a marsh. I live in Missouri and we have bayous here, too, which flow into the Mississippi River.
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Level 69
Jan 21, 2015
Next up-- Antarctican physical geography.
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Level 59
Aug 1, 2015
www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/28534/antarctic-physical-geography You're welcome!
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Level 59
Jul 20, 2015
All of these physical geography quizzes are nice but what about human geography?
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Level 76
Apr 5, 2017
Or a metaphysical geography quiz.
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Level 70
Jul 20, 2015
Just "Peninsula of California" is also used, so I think it should be added.
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Level 69
Jul 20, 2015
I've lived in both Baja and Alta California and never heard "Peninsula of California" used. Even in Spanish it's usually just called "La Baja".
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Level 42
Jul 21, 2015
I was confused for "tallest mountains" and thought it was looking for a set of the tallest mountain ranges. Whoops!
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Level 59
Jul 23, 2015
Forgot the "Great" in Great Bear and Great Slave lakes.
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Level 59
Sep 1, 2015
Will Jetpunk start calling Mount McKinley by its traditional name Denali now that the US government decided Denali is the official name?
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Level 76
Jan 18, 2016
Agreed. I'm glad it's accepted but it should be the name that's displayed, not McKinley. Get with the times Jetpunk :)
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Level 72
Jan 31, 2020
Hiya Quizmaster, this is your four-years-later reminder to change “Mount McKinley” to its proper and official name, Denali! :-)
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Level 76
Jan 18, 2016
The Canadian Shield goes from the Maritimes and the Great Lakes all the way up to the Arctic Ocean. No one would call the area of Canada around the Arctic Ocean "Eastern Canada" -- not to mention that the Canadian Shield stretches south into the US. Perhaps change the clue to "Rocky feature covering over half of Canada."
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Level 68
Nov 3, 2018
I also want to be there when you tell Albertans and Saskatchewanians that any part of their provinces are in Eastern Canada. Better bring a weapon to that fight. In other news, the Great Plains is a term specific to the U.S. The portion of that region in Canada is known as the Prairies.
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Level 62
Jul 14, 2016
Maybe change the name for one of these?
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Level 63
May 10, 2017
I tried "Bajo California". Ironically little did I know that in German that peninsula is called "Niederkalifornien" and the Spanish "bajo" = "niedrig" in German. So very close yet wrong.
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Level 32
Mar 26, 2018
OK. Lake Athabasca is bigger than Lake Nicaragua Mt. St. Elias is higher than Pico de Orizaba
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Level 73
Aug 20, 2018
Has somebody already noticed that we have two featured quizzes with the exact same name?
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Level 80
Dec 2, 2018
Whoa :O
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Level 53
Mar 2, 2019
Sorry Greenland, you never get any credit.
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Level 69
Jun 21, 2019
Shame. Why not just ask for the second biggest island in N. America?
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Level 68
Sep 8, 2019
Somehow I forgot while taking this quiz that North America isn't limited to US, Mexico, and Canada. Lake Nicaragua would have been a much easier answer than racking my brains for big glacial lakes in Montana.